Aaron Markham Appointed to be Next Yakima Fire Chief

Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore has announced he has appointed current Yakima Deputy Fire Chief Aaron Markham to serve as Yakima’s next fire chief.  Markham will officially begin his tenure as Yakima Fire Chief on Friday, June 1st. “Aaron has many years of experience in the fire service in a variety of roles,” said Moore.  … Continued

Road Closures set for Memorial Day Parade

The 2018 Memorial Day Parade in Downtown Yakima is this Saturday, May 26th. Yakima Avenue will be closed from 6th Avenue to 6th Street for the parade, which will begin at 10:00 am and end at 11:00 am. Motorists are also advised that 6th Avenue will be closed between Yakima Avenue and Walnut Street for … Continued

Holiday Closures Planned for Memorial Day

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed Monday, May 28th, for Memorial Day. That includes City Hall, Y-PAC, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation offices. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. Yakima Transit will not provide bus service Monday. The City’s Harman … Continued

City of Yakima Unemployment Continues at Record Lows

With a jobless rate of just 5.5 percent for the month of April, the city of Yakima’s unemployment numbers continue at all-time record lows. That’s according to figures released yesterday, Tuesday, May 22nd, by the State of Washington’s Employment Security Department. The numbers, which are not seasonally adjusted, show an unemployment rate of 5.5 percent … Continued

Harman Center Hosting Art Walk, Open House

Art by local residents, live music, dancing and refreshments are all planned during the City of Yakima’s Harman Center Art Walk & Open House from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 30th. “We want to create a ‘get-to-know-you’ welcoming atmosphere,” Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards said of the free event. “It will give … Continued

Yakima Parks and Recreation Issues Summer Program Guide

“Itty Bitty” Soccer and Aqua Zumba are just a few of the seasonal offerings available in the 2018 Summer Program Guide issued this week by Yakima Parks and Recreation. The guide will be arriving in mailboxes soon and is now available at Yakima Parks and Recreation offices (2301 Fruitvale Boulevard), as well as online at … Continued

Route 1 Stops Impacted by Construction

Yakima Transit’s Route 1 will be unable to use some stops this week (Monday, May 21st to Friday, May 25th) due to construction. The impacted stops are behind Chase Bank at 6550 W. Nob Hill Boulevard, in front of Walmart at 6600 W. Nob Hill Boulevard, as well as eastbound and westbound stops at 70th … Continued

Walmart Entrance to Close for Storm Sewer Repair Project

An entrance to the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter on Nob Hill Boulevard (6600 West Nob Hill Boulevard) will be closed next week and a traffic signal near the entrance will be temporarily disabled while repairs to a storm sewer line are underway. From Monday, May 21st through Friday, May 25th, the Walmart parking … Continued

Project Will Close Streets Near Astria Regional Medical Center

Beginning on Monday, May 21st, three streets north of Astria Regional Medical Center will be closed during daytime hours while a road repair and grind and overlay paving project is underway.  The project is expected to take about two weeks to complete. During the project, 8th Avenue, 9th Avenue, and 10th Avenue between Yakima Avenue … Continued